We invite you to cruise to Cuba. The tour is designed for 8 days / 7 nights. The route passes through the lively Havana, the colonial cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad, the island of Youth, among the crystal clear sea and amazing underwater life in Maria La Gorda.
The journey will take place on a modern motor sailing ship "Panorama", which meets the most stringent safety requirements of SOLAS. The living room and the dining room of the sailboat are located on the main deck, the indoor and outdoor bars on the upper deck. 24 cabins are located on 3 decks and are furnished with wooden furniture and decorated with light materials. Cabins on the upper and main decks are equipped with windows, while on the lower ones - with portholes. Fully fitted marble bathrooms. All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with flat-screen TV, telephone (for internal use). There are hair dryers, mini-fridge, central music, speakerphone and safes.
Characteristics of the yacht:
- Length - 54 m
- Renovation Year - 2014
- Cabins - 24
- Capacity - 49 passengers
- Crew - 16-18 people
- The route may be changed as a result of the weather and other factors that are not under the control of the crew.
- All optional excursions are not included in the cruise package and we recommend purchasing them in advance. You can also buy them on the ship, but availability is not guaranteed.
Boarding starts at 15.00 in the port of Sierra Maestra. Additional tour of Havana, including a visit to the Plaza de la Revolution, followed by a visit to the estate of Finca Vigia - the favorite home of Ernest Hemingway, where he lived for 21 years. After lunch in the restaurant we will visit a completely unique garage to see how Cubans manage to maintain old American cars in such excellent working condition. Then you will enjoy the performance of the musicians, dancers and performers of the Compass Dance Group. In the evening we will go to the ship, where you will be instructed. Overnight in Sierra Maestra - Havana.
After breakfast, go on an optional tour of Havana Vieha or Old Havana - the city center. Look at the variety of beautiful old baroque and neoclassical monuments, arcades and private balconies. We will stay in Fusterlandia - the workshop of the artist José Rodriguez Fuster. Brightly colored mermaids, roofs, walls, benches and doorways - Fuster was inspired by Gaudi, Brancusi, but most of all by Picasso and Dybuffet. After lunch, stop at the Merger Art studio, where you can see magnificent sculptures and beautiful paintings. Then we will go to the San Jose arts and crafts market. Dinner will be held on board the ship. After which you can visit the Taberna Cafe, then enjoy the wonderful salsa music at the Buena Vista Social Club. Night at the port.
Vinales Region - Maria La Gorda
Departure early in the morning by bus to the Vinales Valley in Pinar del Rio, the province of Cuba. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The valley is surrounded by mountains and cliffs. It still uses traditional methods in agricultural production, especially tobacco. Visit the tobacco factory, where you will learn all about the production of world famous Cuban cigars. After lunch in the restaurant we visit an organic farm. Next we leave the Vinales region and go to Maria La Gorda. Check in at the hotel Maria La Gorda, dinner and overnight.
Maria La Gorda
After breakfast, an additional bus tour to the village of San Juan del Valle. Here we will visit a local school to discuss the differences and levels of Cuban and American educational systems, especially in rural areas of the country. Get to know Cuban children and their teachers. Visit the guided tour of Guanahacabibes National Park, one of the country's largest reserves on the westernmost tip of the island. In Maria La Gorda there will be a time for swimming, snorkeling and barbecue, before we go by ship to Isla de la Juventud. Dinner and overnight on board.
We will enter the bay of Singuanea and moor in front of the Colony Hotel. After breakfast, disembarking on the beach for an additional bus tour to the capital of the island - Nueva Gerona. You will see the University of Isla de la Juventud Jesús Montana Oropesa, enjoy the panoramic sightseeing. Next you will find a tour of Presido Modelo. This is an abandoned prison, where Fidel and Raul Castro were imprisoned from 1953 to 1955. For lunch we stop in Nueva Gerona. Then go back to the ship. Dinner and night sailing in Casilda.
In the sea - Casilda
Day at sea. Late arrival in Casilda. After the cocktails on board, we will go to Trinidad for an additional walking tour and a rest in this charming colonial city. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Casilda.
Trinidad - Cienfuegos
In the morning, you will find an additional excursion to Trinidad for a closer acquaintance with this well-preserved Spanish colonial city with rich architecture, paved streets, palaces and squares. Trinidad is sometimes called the "City Museum of Cuba". We will visit the Romantic Museum, located in the old palace of Count Brunet with samples of antique furniture and decorative art. Head over to the Lazaro woodcarving workshop. In the afternoon we will go to Cienfuegos, known as the Pearl of the South and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. Cienfuegos - the only city in Cuba, which was founded by French settlers. Here you will see outstanding examples of 19th century French neoclassical architecture. We will visit the graphics workshop and Benny Moe Art School. The end of the day will be a concert of choir singers Cienfuegos or string quartet. Then we will go to the ship for a farewell dinner with the captain. Overnight in Cienfuegos.
The landing of the ship at 9 a.m. Group transfer by bus to Havana to the hotel Melia Cohiba.
Categories of cabins and cost:
- Cat. C the lower deck - 166,000 rubles. (for 1 person in a cabin for two)
- Cat. B the main deck - 183,000 rubles. (for 1 person in a cabin for two)
- Cat. A the main deck - 243,000 rubles. (for 1 person in a cabin for two)
- Cat. B and C - 50%
- Cat. A - 75%
- The third person in the cabin Cat. B - 30%
- Child 7-10 years old in a cabin for three Cat. B (2 adults at full price) - 50%
- A child of 11-16 years old in a cabin for three Cat. B (2 adults at full price) - 35%
- Early booking before April 30, 2019 - 20%
- Early booking in the period from May 1 to October 10, 2019 - 10%
Included in the price:
- The price is for one passenger staying in a double cabin on the lower deck
- Stay 7 nights / 8 days in double cabins with shower, toilet
- Air conditioning
- Full board: welcome cocktail, breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Coffee, tea and drinking water
- English speaking guide on the ship
Not included in the price:
- Beach Tours
- Tips for the crew
- Personal expenses of the passenger
- Drinks (except those mentioned above)
- Port fees - 30,000 rubles